May is for Multicultural Celebration!
May 2019
Spotlight: Celebrating Cecilia!
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder’s long-time Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) Liaison, Cecilia Melo-Romie, is retiring at the end of this month. In this newsletter we are celebrating her, her contribution to our staff, and the multicultural program she has nurtured for many years.
Cecilia is originally from Chile but has called the United States home for more than 50 years. Before settling in Tennessee, she lived (and left a legacy) in Princeton, NJ and Los Angeles, California.

Support Group for Latino Parents of
Children with Disabilities 

By: Alexander Santana

In 2006, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder started a support group for Latino parents of children with disabilities.  These families face inherent challenges of parenting children with disabilities, but they also often experience barriers associated to cultural and linguistic differences. This makes it difficult for them the access to services for the individual with a disability.  READ MORE >>
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder Spanish
Public Service Announcement

Video in Spanish, English subtitles available
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CALLER: I am the mother of a four-year-old, and I have a concern about his development. I would like him to start going to preschool in Bedford County, but I don’t know the process. I am also worried that I may not be able to communicate with someone who speaks Spanish.

PERSONA QUE LLAMA: Soy la madre de un niño de 4 años.  Estoy preocupada sobre su desarrollo y me gustaría que comenzara a ir al preescolar en el condado de Bedford, pero no conozco el proceso y estoy preocupada que cuando llame no pueda comunicarme con alguien que hable español.

Read this month's column in Español or English.
 Providing community resources in English and Español.
Call us with questions!


For Multilingual Services:
(615) 875-5083
Better Options TN exists to help people of all nationalities in Middle TN. Some of their services include disability equipment exchange, legal information, and translation services.
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder Community Education Series: "Disability Resources 101"
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A Look Ahead to June
Mark your calendars now for these important activities:

June 6th:
Neuroscience + Education: The Connection

June 12th:  Empowered Ladies Group

June 16th: Adaptive Climbing

June 28th:  Tech Talk & More Group

Click here to see the full calendar of events!
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Learn more about Family Support Program and other topics through our online training webinars and courses.
This project is partially funded under grant contracts with the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

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